Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook
Michael Solomonov is the executive chef/co-owner at Zahav, a modern Israeli restaurant that brings the authentic flavors of Israel to Philadelphia. Accolades include: • 2017 James Beard Foundation Award winner for Outstanding Chef • 2016 James Beard Award winner for Best International Cookbook and Book of the Year (Zahav) • 2012 called by Food & Wine one of the country’s top “Empire Builders” for his devotion “to reinventing overlooked cuisines” • 2014 Eater National Chef of the Year • 2011 James Beard Foundation Award winner for Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic. Steven Cook is one of the country's top restaurateurs and the 2016 James Beard Award winner for "Best International Cookbook” and "Book of the Year" for his and business partner Chef Michael Solomonov's first cookbook, Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking. Cook is the co-owner of CookNSolo Restaurants, home to some of Philadelphia’s most distinctive culinary concepts. Together, Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook wrote Israeli Soul, Federal Donuts, and Zahav. In 2016, Zahav won Best International Cookbook and Book of the Year.